Angel Investment Network’s Weekly Twitter Roundup

Angel Investment News:  

  • Five great Canadian and US Angels share their vision and field of investment: https://ow.ly/cqx8Q 
  • Irish Start-Up Schemes for Business Vastly Underused due to a Lack of Awareness: https://ow.ly/cqzbd 
  • The contrasting views of Brad Feld and Dave Balters on Angel Investing, and how to keep your portfolio grounded: https://ow.ly/cqBNt 
  • Irish VCs invested €60 million in 2011 – up 43% from 2010: https://ow.ly/cqF9e 
  • The 50 Best Angel Investors In Silicon Valley from Business Insider: https://ow.ly/cskH3
  • Philadelphia-area firms get $58M in venture funding in the last quarter: https://ow.ly/ctYCQ
  • PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel makes first Aussie start-up investment, leading a $1.2 million investment in ScriptRock: https://ow.ly/ctYRx
  • Gary Vaynerchuck on Angel Investing: https://ow.ly/cuLty
  • All $12M in 2012 Minnesota Angel Tax Credits have already been allocated: https://ow.ly/cxpRR

Business Plans & Pitching:

Fund Raising:

Marketing & Social Media:

  • Infographic – 5 Insights into Global Social Media in 2012: https://ow.ly/csiML
  • 7 Tips for Creating a Social Media Plan for Your Business: https://ow.ly/cu1AB . How’s your social media plan working out?
  • Testing the Impact of Your Social Media Posting on Search Engine Results:  https://ow.ly/cu1Oi 

Start-Up & Entrepreneurship:

  • The Top 10 Teenage Entrepreneur Millionaires: https://ow.ly/cqAyN . Which other teenage entrepreneur millionaires can you think of?
  • 10 Lessons I’ve Learned in my First Startup Job out of College… https://ow.ly/cshyS 
  • 10 video resources every entrepreneur should know: https://ow.ly/csh21. Which video resources would you recommend?
  • A Startup Advisory Board Dream Team is Priceless: https://ow.ly/cshMm. Did you put together a team of advisors for your startup?
  • 4 Common Startup Mistakes To Avoid from Francine Hardaway who has coached over 700 startups: https://ow.ly/ctZb4
  • Infographic – The Complete Walk-Through to Grow Your Business Online: https://ow.ly/cuLqe

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Angel Investment Network’s Weekly Funding Roundup

Here’s a roundup of some of the recent seed-stage and angel deals from around the world:

  • Privcap, a digital media company focused on video content for the global private capital market, has raised undisclosed seed funding
  • DraftKings, an online fantasy sports startup, has closed a seed round of $1.4 million in a round led by Atlas Venture
  • Falcon Social, an IT platform that helps customers to manage their presence in social media, has raised funding from NorthCap Partners
  • Jeeran, whose mission to empower the Arab World by giving its people tools to generate their own local content, raises seed funding
  • Retention Science, a Santa Monica, CA-based provider of big data retention marketing platform, has raised a $1.3m in seed funding
  • TreSensa, who’s building a cloud-based HTML5 game development platform for mobile and social games, has landed $1 million in angel funding
  • SaveUp, a financial rewards program that essentially “gamifies” user savings and paying down debt, has closed on $4 million funding
  • Keen.io, a mobile analytics startup, has announced a $750,000 series A seed round from venture capital firms and angel investors
  • BaubleBar, a startup that promises high-quality jewelry at affordable prices, raises $4.5 million Series A funding from Accel and Greycroft
  • StackSocial, a digital commerce startup that aims to match web publishers with readers, has announced $800,000 in seed funding
  • Chute, a platform that provides tools to capture, manage and display your media, lands $2.7 million funding from VC’s and angel investors
  • Xamarin, which empowers businesses to rapidly build rich, native iOS, Android and Windows apps, has raised $12 million Series A financing
  • Instamojo, a tech startup which provides solution that lets you give away your stuff by sharing unique links, lands angel investment
  • WhoSay, a personal media management platform for film, television, music and sports personalities, has secured $12 million Series C funding
  • EcoScraps, a leading provider of organic, chemical- and manure-free lawn and garden products, lands $1.5 million series A venture financing
  • Chaordix, the global standard in crowdsourced market intelligence, gets Series A venture capital financing led by Yaletown Venture Partners
  • Pinstant Karma, the first online dating platform to incorporate pin-board technology, has closed a significant round of seed funding

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Infographic – Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest – A Social Media Checklist For Businesses

This infographic shows how to best leverage platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+ and Pinterest, as well as blogs and video.

Source: https://www.thewholebraingroup.com/sensible-social-media-checklist-v20-infographic/

Angel Investment Network’s Weekly Twitter Roundup

Angel Investment News:  

  • How Dave McClure Captures Perfectly The Agony and the Ecstasy of Silicon Valley: https://ow.ly/cg9B0
  • 4 reasons VCs should check out Ohio: https://ow.ly/cg8Tw. Could Ohio be the answer for investors looking for quality deals?
  • U.S. Venture Capital Has Its Biggest Quarter Since Dot-Com Days: https://ow.ly/chjBW
  • Dell has created a $60 million venture fund to invest in the development of data storage technology: https://ow.ly/cjOqO

Business Plans & Pitching:

  • How to deliver a powerful 10 minute investor pitch: https://ow.ly/ceL3Q
  • Video – Jeff Clavier (Founder of SoftTech VC) Explains How To Pick Angel Investors: https://ow.ly/cgbZz
  • Create an executive summary for your business plan to attract investors: https://ow.ly/chlL1
  • 6 tips for developing a successful marketing plan: https://ow.ly/cjNnY
  • Writing the Perfect Business Plan: https://ow.ly/ckFBe. What’s your top business plan tip?
  • 15 Dumb Mistakes to Avoid When Pitching Investors: https://ow.ly/clGyX

Fund Raising:

Marketing & Social Media:

  • Infographic – Believable Branding: What Form of Brand Messaging Do Consumers Buy Into? https://ow.ly/cgb4t
  • Infographic – Social Media vs Traditional Media. What are the pros and cons of each? https://ow.ly/ceLhh
  • Growthink’s Dave Lavinsky Explains How to Track Email Marketing Success: https://ow.ly/cg9oD. How do you track your email marketing?
  • Infographic – Maximize your Tweets: https://ow.ly/cgaxF
  • 16 Creative Ways to Use Twitter for Business: https://ow.ly/cgddu

Start-Up & Entrepreneurship:

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Infographic – Why Do Investors Prefer LinkedIn To Twitter And Facebook?

Did you know that some five million affluent investors use social media to research financial decisions, and almost three times as many of those choose LinkedIn over Facebook, Twitter and Google+ combined?

73 percent of investors use LinkedIn for financial analysis, ahead of topic-specific discussion boards (53 percent). Facebook, Google+ and Twitter account for just 26 percent of investor attention.

Investors stated that what they want most from social media is relevant and timely content, greater transparency and real-time interaction and conversation.

The survey, which was – surprise, surprise – conducted by LinkedIn, found that LinkedIn members were 23 percent more likely to have IRA accounts, 32 percent more likely to have a 401(k) and 40 percent more likely to invest in mutual funds.

Investors were also 157 percent more likely to trust articles shared on LinkedIn than on any other platform.

Source: https://www.mediabistro.com/alltwitter/social-investors_b25778

Five great Canadian and US Angels share their vision and field of investment

Angels from LaunchPad, DreamIT Ventures, Boston Harbor Angels, Maple Leaf Angel and Capital Angel Network discuss Canada-US co-investment opportunities.

The panel includes Georges Simmons from LaunchPad, Kerry Rupp from DreamIT Ventures, Phil Cooper from Boston Harbour Angels, Matey Nedkov of Maple Leaf Angels and Caroline Somers from Band of Scoundrels in Ottawa, now Chair of the Capital Angel Network.

Angel Investment Network’s Weekly Funding Roundup

Here’s a roundup of some of the recent seed-stage and angel deals from around the world:  

  • Badgy, a loyalty or reward program for social media activities, raises a $600,000 angel round from Mark Cuban & Atlanta Angels
  • Cloudability, which seeks to help companies manage their spending across clouds, lands $8.7 million venture capital funding led by Foundry
  • The Currency Cloud, a cloud-based currency conversion and international payments service, closes £2 million investment from Notion Capital
  • Renthome.ru, which offers a wide selection of short-term vacation rentals across Russia and the CIS, raises $1 million angel funding
  • Open Air Publishing, which builds interactive how-to books for iPad, iPhone & iPod Touch, closes $800,000 seed funding from VC’s & angels
  • Space Monkey, a startup offering a peer-to-peer alternative to cloud storage services like Dropbox, has raised $2.25 million in seed funding
  • Dizzion, which enables employees to securely access applications & data from any device, anytime, anywhere, has closed $680,000 seed funding
  • Sprintly, project management software that brings in the entire corporation to the software development process, raises $500K seed funding
  • Copious, an eBay-like marketplace that leverages your social graph on Facebook, has raised $5 million in Series A funding
  • PokitDok, a consumer health and wellness marketplace that guides you through the health purchase decision, has raised $1.3m in seed funding
  • StackSocial, an e-commerce platform focused on flash sales of software, apps, tutorials & more, has raised a round of angel funding
  • wywy, whose technology synchronizes accompanying TV applications in real-time with the actual live broadcast, lands €2.5 million funding
  • Teamly, which produces tools to help workers prioritize different tasks, has raised angel funding
  • Bangalore-based social gaming startup HashCube Technologies has raised seed funding from Indian Angel Network and Blume Ventures
  • Tradesparq, a Hong Kong-based provider of global online procurement solutions, has raised $500K seed funding from VC’s and angel investors
  • CivicScience, creator of an intelligent online polling application, raises $2.86 million from New Atlantic Ventures & Cox Enterprises
  • Jetpac, maker of an iPad app for travel slideshows, has closed $2.4 million in Series A financing from investors including Khosla Ventures
  • Openbucks, the “Gift Card Payment Network,” has closed a $4.8 million Series A funding round led by Yahoo co-founder, Jerry Yang
  • Promodity, which provides marketing software for teams to optimize their inbound marketing results, has secured $1.5 million angel funding
  • Tweaky.com, the world’s first marketplace dedicated to minor web site customizations, has announced a AUD 450,000 seed investment
  • Audingo, which enables people to interact with celebs via phone, email or text, has received $3 million funding from angel investors
  • Tout’d, a “digital word-of-mouth social media platform and referral engine,” has closed a $1.4 million round of seed funding
  • Gogamingo, a social gaming tournament platform powered by real world prizes, has secured more than £300,000 in funding
  • RollUp Media, a platform that helps independent publishers build successful digital businesses, raises $1.4 Million funding
  • Bomoda, an online community focused on curating luxury fashion and lifestyle for Chinese shoppers worldwide, lands $1.4 million seed funding
  • LogEntries, provides an awesome log management service in the cloud, lands $1.1million funding led by VC firms Polaris and RRE Ventures

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U.S. Venture Capital Has Its Biggest Quarter Since Dot-Com Days

U.S. venture capitalists put $8.1 billion into 812 deals in the second quarter of 2012, their single largest quarter in more than a decade, according to CB Insights.

Funding was up 37% from the first quarter, and 5% from a year ago. Number of deals were up 3% from the past quarter, and 4% from the past year.

CB Insights believes Facebook’s $1 billion acquisition of Instagram might have prompted such high spending. The company says that the mobile sector saw 102 deals — its highest figure ever. In addition, companies operating in the mobile sector with a photo or video focus nabbed nearly 30 percent of the funding.

On the Web, meanwhile, social services failed to attract the kind of investor attention that they once did, and gave up the lead to education technology, e-commerce, and enterprise technology, according to CB Insights. All told, venture capitalists handed out $3.1 billion in cash across 371 deals to Web companies, making it the biggest investment quarter for that sector since last year.

CB Insights also found that seed funding, which provides cash to early-stage companies, has been on the rise, and accounted for 31 percent of all Internet deals and 34 percent of mobile commitments. All told, over 20 percent of the deals were seed investments.

The full report will be available at https://www.cbinsights.com/blog/venture-capital/q2-2012-quarterly-report at 11.59pm EST on Monday, July 16th.

Angel Investment Network’s Weekly Twitter Roundup

Angel Investment News:

  • VC fundraising increases at midyear point. US venture capital funds are on track to surpass 2011’s fundraising totals: https://ow.ly/c8fNq
  • Microsoft to Launch Bing Fund Angel Investment Incubator: https://ow.ly/c8fV1
  • Australian startups feel the tug to Silicon Valley: https://ow.ly/c9mot
  • Justin Bieber, Venture Capitalist – The Forbes Cover Story: https://ow.ly/ca38E. Which other celebs have become VC’s or angels?
  • If you’re hoping to participate in Minnesota’s angel investor tax credit program, you better get your deal done now: https://ow.ly/c9mfe
  • What’s the time? The economic clock suggests it’s time to invest in our businesses once again: https://ow.ly/cal2T

Business Plans & Pitching:  

  • Top tips: how to write a business plan: https://ow.ly/c6qWA. What’s your number 1 bit of advice for people writing their business plan?
  • How to Write and Manage an Effective Business Plan: https://ow.ly/c8hYe

Fund Raising:

  • The President of Own It Ventures helps first time entrepreneurs prepare for meetings with potential angel investors: https://ow.ly/c9kEo
  • VCs say a coachable entrepreneur, strong IP make convergence worth investing in https://ow.ly/ca6Yt
  • 5 steps to get your startup the funding it deserves: https://ow.ly/caLsk. What’s your top funding tip?

Marketing & Social Media:

Start-Up & Entrepreneurship:

  • 6 start-up tips from a college dropout: https://ow.ly/c8glg 
  • 12 Insanely Great Companies Founded By Former Apple Employees: https://ow.ly/c8gRO. Can you think of any others?
  • 12 Entrepreneurs That Are Changing LA Forever: https://ow.ly/c8fqs. Who else do you think is changing the game in LA?
  • 5 Sure Signs A Startup Firm Will Succeed: https://ow.ly/cdnls. What factors do you think determine a start-up’s success?

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Infographic – Believable Branding: What Form of Brand Messaging Do Consumers Buy Into?

A recent Nielsen report on the levels of worldwide trust in brand messages and advertising inspired MDG Advertising to develop the following informative infographic.  It reveals the kinds of communications and content considered most relevant and trustworthy by consumers, as well as the advertising formats and formulas winning the battle for brand believability.

This great infographic came from the team at MDG Advertising, a full-service, results-driven, advertising and interactive agency specializing in print, web, and graphic design: https://www.mdgadvertising.com/blog/believable-branding-what-form-of-brand-messaging-do-consumers-buy-into.

Infographic – Social Media vs Traditional Media

Social media has rapidly integrated itself into our everyday lives, both personal and professional, and it’s perhaps had no greater impact than on the world of marketing, with consumers and brands seeing enormous benefits and changes.

But how does social media compare to traditional marketing? What are the pros and cons of each?

The advantages of social media marketing are numerous.

  1. It’s cheaper. A lot cheaper. You can reach 1,000 people for a fraction of the cost using social media than you can through television, billboards or even email
  2. Social media is the only marketing platform that allows you to engage and interact with your consumers – it’s a two-way relationship, which can be hugely lucrative for brands
  3. The results are measurable, and marketers can take immediate action to spot trends and re-align campaigns

It’s not all gravy, though. Social media campaigns can be time consuming and the impact can disseminate very quickly, whereas traditional marketing campaigns, certainly in television, can produce short term results that have greater tangibility.

This infographic from Kuhcoon.com takes a closer look at social media vs traditional marketing.

Source: https://www.mediabistro.com/alltwitter/social-vs-traditional-media-marketing_b25389

Angel Investment Network’s Weekly Funding Roundup

Here’s a roundup of some of the recent seed-stage and angel deals from around the world:

  • AppHero, the Canadian developer of social recommendations for mobile applications, just reeled in $1.8 million in seed financing
  • AppHero, the Canadian developer of social recommendations for mobile applications, just reeled in $1.8 million in seed financing
  • Cherishmaternity, an Indfia-based e-shop offering maternity wear & infant products, secures seed funding from Blume and angel investors
  • QThru, a solution for the common shopper that lets you use your mobile phone for self checkout, lands $3.5 million from angel investors
  • vline, which enables developers to add video chat to their applications, have received $1.5 million in seed funding
  • KnowledgeTree, a provider of cloud-based solutions that help companies “rule their documents,” closes $4.75 million Series B funding
  • NewsWhip, which creates a news stream of the most popular stories based on social media activity, lands around $1 million in angel funding
  • Betable, which allows social games to add real money gambling, has raised “one of 2012′s largest seed rounds” from more than 25 investors
  • PredPol, a cloud-based software company that helps police agencies determine when & where crimes will occur, gets $1.3 million angel funding
  • ThriveHive, an innovative marketing platform solution for local small businesses, has closed $1.5 million in seed stage funding
  • Fetch Plus, which aims to be the world leader in SaaS social media marketing technologies for brand franchises, lands S$720,000 seed funding
  • Twist Mobile, which develops entertainment focused games and apps for Nokia and BlackBerry mobile phones, has raised Series A funding
  • Pingup, the consumer-to-business texting service, has landed a $1 million seed financing round, led by Venture Capital firm Avalon Ventures
  • Hireology, a leading technology platform for employee selection management, has closed a $1 million Series A investment
  • Portalarium, a publisher & developer of premium quality games for mobile platforms & social networks, lands $7 million Series A financing
  • Vsnap, a simple platform, web and mobile, for sending 60 second video messages, has closed a $750,000 seed round
  • Israel-based UppSite, which turns websites into mobile apps, raises $2.1 million seed funding from TheTime incubator & Matomy Media Group
  • Mobikon Asia, which offers an innovative integrated digital marketing & customer engagement platform, closes $1.7 Million Series A funding
  • Chicisimo, a social media site for fashionistas to post & vote on pictures of the latest looks (& buy the look), gets $800,000 angel funding

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What’s the time? The economic clock suggests it’s time to invest in our businesses once again.

In February 2007 business leaders thought we were mad to suggest they rein in company spending and slow recruitment. ‘It’s time to cash up,’ we said. ‘But we’re in a boom!’ they replied. 12 months on, the recession started to bite and businesses acknowledged that we had made a good call.

Consider the time frame

Now we are out on a counter-cyclical limb again, telling some 300 people at a recent event, ‘The bad phase is done. It’s time to start investing again.’ You could have heard a pin drop
in that room while the audience reflected on the global economic problems – notably the situation in Greece.

Our views on how to respond to the economy might take people by surprise sometimes. But our commentaries make sense when you take the long view. We are looking back 100 years or more at  previous depressions to generate a deeper understanding of today’s economic trends.

Our observations lead us to make two key points.

• Point one: the economy and the markets have been dislocated since 2007

• Point two: we won’t go straight into a boom

Still dislocated

Asset classes and the economy normally follow each other around the economic clock (see above) and show the same time. But by 2008 the asset classes had already reached seven o’clock while the economy was still back at four o’clock. We believed this dislocation would cause a double dip recession and that the dislocation would remain for some time before full recovery.

According to Immediate Edge UK, the dislocation is still evident today and the markets are all over the place. Some commentators predict the markets will fall off again before the year-end while futurists predict economic worsening. Investment banks are also saying we will have a long wait before the economy recovers.

Ignore the markets for a moment. Statistically we know that once we have had a double dip, the economy has completed its full cycle. The chance of a triple dip recession is very small and so the next stage of the economic cycle must be a return to recovery.

Time to get positive

We are conscious of lead times when we say, ‘Now is the time to invest in your business.’ Investments such as recruitment, innovation or acquisition usually take 12 to 18 months to deliver. This means investing well ahead of recovery for your company to exploit the coming economic upturn.

Back in the 2007 boom we said, ‘It’s time to get negative.’ Now everyone is negative we are saying, ‘It’s time to get positive.’ This countercyclical investment message isn’t winning popularity contests because everyone says,

‘Just hold your money.’ It seems mad to do anything different.

‘Start investing’ doesn’t mean ‘spend madly.’ Instead, invest wisely rather than simply holding cash.

Boom times are a way off yet…

Some people believe we are predicting a boom anytime now – but we have never promised that. For the last five years we have been saying ‘March 2012 is likely to see the double dip announcement’, but we weren’t implying a boom in April 2012. Rather, the next phase will be the start of recovery.

If we take another look at the economic clock, we can see 8 o’clock shows recovery mode. But boom doesn’t occur until 12 o’clock. After ‘recovery begins’ we have three more recovery stages before we hit the boom: hesitant uneven recovery, general recovery and strong recovery.

…but recovery has begun

The current ‘hesitant and uneven recovery’ is exactly that. Even when we enter ‘general recovery’, the key word is still ‘recovery’ and not ‘boom’. After the double dip, we are likely to see one to two years of ‘hesitant and uneven’ and ‘general’ recovery. The business media will still be reporting bad news, but it will increasingly add good news stories.

We now have four countries with budgeted surpluses, whereas between 2008 and 2011 everyone was in deficit. Imagine countries as companies. Compared with company profit and loss, everyone was in loss mode in 2008-11 and no one was in profit. Now four countries are forecasting profits – a sign of recovery, although still not a sign of boom.

Compare three recession strategies

The chart above compares three recession strategies. The purple line represents a company that made massive cuts. The managers retrenched staff and wound the business right back, but in doing so they overcut.

As a result, the graph shows almost stagnant growth from 2012 onwards.  

This business will survive because it cut back. But the cuts damaged morale, reduced access to markets and lost clients. Like a badly pruned tree, a business cut too heavily finds re-growth hard.

The red line represents a company that chose to cut lightly. By 2012 they were still hanging on, ‘Any day now the markets will turn around and we’ll be fine.’ But this business has been burning cash since 2007 to keep afloat. As a result of cash burn, the red line keeps plummeting and this business won’t recover even when the economy does.

The green line represents a company that took a middle course and cut back to the right level. With this strategy management maintained morale, farmed business contacts and preserved relationships. This business still has cash and, as a result of its decisions, will grow once again.

The race is on!

We know our 2012 investment message is harder to accept than ‘slow down’ in 2007. When making money in a boom, it’s easy to stop spending for a while. But when you’re not making money in a recession, it’s hard to start investing again.

The fit athlete finds it easy to comply when their coach says, ‘Take a day off.’ But starting to train after an injury is much harder. Isn’t it time you got off the couch and re-entered the race?

This is a guest post by Darren Shirlaw of Shirlaws (https://www.shirlawscoaching.com/), a business coaching firm that works with both mid-sized, owner-managed businesses and large corporate enterprises in 26 countries around the globe.

Here is a link to Darren’s book – A Guide to a Double Dip Recession: https://www.shirlawscoaching.co.uk/business-guide-to-a-double-dip/